Obituaries for October 2012



Jacob Schwan

Jake Schwan passed away peacefully at Sierra Vista Health Center in Loveland on Oct. 4., 2012. A memorial to celebrate and honor his life was Oct. 6 at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church in Oak Creek.

Leona T. Fox

Steamboat Springs

Leona (Galkoski) Fox was born June 27, 1932, to Wanda and Joseph Galkoski, of Plainfield, N.J. Lee knew from early on that she wanted to be a nurse, and immediately after graduating, she entered St. Peter’s School of Nursing in ...

Lydia LaVerne Muhme

Lydia LaVerne Muhme, 82, passed away peacefully at home Sept. 30, 2012, in Canon City. She was born Aug. 27, 1930, in Chamberlain, S.D., to William P. and Bessie Mae Jones. Lydia and her family moved to Denver and eventually ...

Vincent William Caster

Fall River, Kan.

Vincent William Caster, 73, of Fall River, Kan., passed away Sept. 30, 2012, at Via Christi St. Francis in Wichita, Kan., with his family by his side. He was born Aug. 15, 1939, in Decatur County, Kan., the son of ...

Judith Ann Chevalier

Judith Ann Chevalier passed away Oct. 6, 2012. She was born Dec. 18, 1942, to Earl and Helen Mckinney Cope in Grand Haven, Mich. Judith married the love of her life, Edmond Chevalier, on Sept. 17, 1960. Judith was a ...

Mary Kunz Berge

Mary Kunz Berge, 74, passed away Sept. 28, 2012, surrounded by her loving family. Mary was a part-time resident of Steamboat Springs for the past 40 years. Mary was born Nov. 29, 1937, in Manitowoc, Wis. In August 1960, Mary ...

Janice Carol Turnbull


Janice Carol Turnbull — wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother — now is with the Lord. My wonderful wife of 48 years and nine months passed away peacefully in her sleep at 5:30 a.m. Sept. 30, 2012 at our home in ...

William Fred Robinson Jr.

William Fred Robinson Jr. died Oct. 12 in the VA nursing home in Cheyenne, Wyo. A memorial service will be in Boulder during the Thanksgiving holiday.

Phyllis Fulton


Phyllis Fulton, of Hayden, died Oct. 12 at the Doak Walker Care Center in Steamboat Springs. A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Oct. 19 at the Hayden Congregational Church. Interment will follow in the Craig Cemetery.

Ronald Wasinger

A graveside service for Ronald G. Wasinger is at 11 a.m. Oct. 20 at Yampa Cemetery. Dinner follows at the Masonic Lodge, 49 W. First St., Yampa.

Jack Dunham

Jack D. Dunham was born to Dale and Jack Dunham on Oct. 3, 1938, in Glendale, Calif. Jack married Janet on April 26, 1969, where they resided in Southern California. They moved to the Yampa Valley in 1972, and Jack ...

Vito G. DelGuercio

Steamboat Springs

Vito G. DelGuercio (BSEE and MSCS) worked at ITT Labs, Aerojet General, Time Zero Corp., Bendix/Honeywell Aerospace and JHU Applied Physics Lab a total of 49 years. As a GI, he repaired radar sets around Suwon/K13 airbase in Korea. He ...

Alan Panebaker

Montpelier, Vt.

Alan Panebaker, 29, of Montpelier, Vt., died Sept. 19, 2012, on the Pemigewasset River in Franconia State Park in Lincoln, N.H., doing what he loved best: whitewater kayaking. Alan was born Feb. 22, 1983, in Kalispell, Mont., the son of ...

Alice Miles Lewis

Steamboat Springs

Alice Miles Lewis passed away peacefully at Yampa Valley Medical Center on Oct. 14, 2012, surrounded by her family. She was born Alice Louise Miles in Brooklyn, N.Y., in 1932. The family moved to Darien, Conn., in 1942. After high ...

Larry P. Benton

Steamboat Springs

Larry P. Benton, 71, of Steamboat Springs and formerly of Valencia, Pa., died Oct. 17, 2012, at UPMC Passavant Hospital in Cranberry Twp, Pa. He was born March 22, 1941, in Kittanning, Pa. Larry was a self-employed entrepreneur, an avid ...

Twila E. Harnett

Twila E. Shaw Harnett was born June 4, 1934, in Edgar, Neb., the daughter of Ivan and Elsie (Jester) Shaw. She was raised in Clay County, Neb., and attended school in Edgar. Twila married Darrell Harnett in 1954 in Edgar. ...

Marie Lieske Philman

Marie Lieske Philman passed away quietly Oct. 2, 2012, at her son’s home in Thornton. Cancer took her life. She was born Dec. 20, 1935, to Arnold E. and Helen Lieske on the farm they owned between Ripon and Berlin, ...

Clayton C. Kuegler


Clayton Christopher Kuegler passed away peacefully at Yampa Valley Medical Center on Oct. 21, 2012. Clayton (Clay) was born Aug. 13, 1959, to William and Lorene Kuegler in Port Washington, N.Y. Clay was the youngest of four boys. Eventually, the ...

Virgil Jr. Christian Johnson

Grand Junction

Virgil Christian Johnson Jr., 73, of Grand Junction, passed away Oct. 24, 2012, at the Hospice Palliative Care Center in Grand Junction with his wife and family at his side. He was born Sept. 3, 1939, in Yampa, the son ...

Phyllis May Entsminger Whitlock Fulton

Phyllis May Entsminger Whitlock Fulton was born April 27, 1916, in Mullen, Neb., the daughter of Elbridge Edward (Ted) and Beulah (Genkins) Entsminger. She spent her childhood in Hamilton and graduated from South High School in Denver. Phyllis married Clarence ...

Death Notice

Helena Jewell Tauferner

Steamboat Springs

Helena Jewell Tauferner, a resident of Steamboat Springs, died Sept. 25. A memorial service is at 1 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Doak Walker Care Center. For more information, call the Yampa Valley Funeral Home at 970-879-1494.